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MLB suspends player for Chattanooga Lookouts for drugs of abuse

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Photo used with permission by the Chattanooga Lookouts.

Major League Baseball has suspended two players for 50 games each under baseball's minor league drug program following second positive tests for drugs of abuse.

One of the suspended players currently plays for the Chattanooga Lookouts.

23-year-old Sean Miller was moved to the Lookouts' roster from the Minnesota Twins back in May.

Miller was a 10th-round draft pick in 2015. As a Lookout, he was hitting .220 with one homer and eight RBIs in 150 at-bats. He started the season at Double-A, and batted .091 with one RBI in 10 games with Triple-A Rochester of the Triple-A International League, then was sent back down in late May.

Also suspended: first baseman Montrell Marshall of the Cincinnati Reds. The 22-year-old Marshall was a 12th-round draft pick in 2014 and is hitting .181 with three homers and 22 RBIs in 226 at-bats for Dayton of the Class A Midwest League.

Drugs of abuse under the minor league program include marijuana, cocaine, opiates, LSD and PCP.

The bans were announced Saturday. There have been 48 players suspended this year under the minor league drug program and nine suspended under the big league drug program.

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